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Principal Fire Safety Engineer

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £48.00 - £52.00 per hour
You will be working within the Control Damage Hazards (CDH) team who work with the site SHE and fire safety management teams and you will be primarily focused on Fire Safety compliance activities in construction environments. You will also have the opportunity to work with a wide range of stakeholders across the submarine projects as well as site redevelopment projects focusing on the specification, design review, installation and commissioning standards of fire protection systems.

This role will provide you with the chance to work alongside subject matter experts within an exciting and specialist skills area, whilst working on critical and complex engineering projects. This role will also give you the opportunity to develop processes and policies for the site, and influence change.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer – Fire Safety will involve:

  • Taking a lead role across all fire safety compliance activities on construction projects to meet strategic fire safety objectives
  • Monitoring, recording and reporting against key performance indicators for fire safety through a variety of key stakeholder groups
  • Developing, producing and maintaining fire safety process documentation and management strategies for site
  • Evaluating the fire performance of materials against various fire test standards
  • Producing and reviewing fire strategies and risk assessments
  • Reviewing and supporting Commissioning Strategies for fire safety systems
  • Producing SOW/proposals for external packages of work
  • Reviewing of engineering documentation (relevant to fire safety)
  • Providing support to regulatory body site inspections
  • Chairing fire safety workshops and working groups

The individual

  • Experience of working in a fire safety engineering environment and applying various fire safety guidance including ADB, BS 9999 and relevant NFPA standards.
  • Fire risk assessment experience gained from a high hazard industry or construction environment
  • Proven track record in implementing business processes to achieve strategic objectives


  • Degree qualified in Fire discipline
  • Membership of a relevant professional organisation (IFE or IFSM)
  • Knowledge and experience of explosion safety (DSEAR) assessments
  • You must possess excellent leadership and communication skills to effectively liaise with a range of stakeholders to achieve programme goals.
  • You must also have the ability to think strategically, problem-solve and consider the “bigger picture” within your day-to-day role.
  • You must be energetic and bring enthusiasm to the evaluation and control of fire and explosion hazards and use initiative and bring new ideas.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been confirmed as being INSIDE IR35.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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